Planning Ahead for Memorial Day Closures & Traffic in Your City
More than 3 million Southern Californians will hit the highway on the
forthcoming Memorial Day weekend (May 27). And they're likely to start
earlier and stay away longer, according to some travel experts.
Those 3 million are the ones who'll be traveling more than 50 miles. Add to
them, the millions who'll be taking a short road-trip to visit family or
enjoy the celebrations and you have the recipe for the usual traffic
snarl-ups and delays.
Journeys that are estimated to take up to three times longer than on a
regular weekend mean frustrations, frayed tempers, road accidents and
breakdowns. Nationwide, AAA expects to carry out around 340,000 road
rescues over the weekend.
In fact, Memorial Day weekend is the most dangerous holiday for road and
highway accidents, according to the National Coalition for Safer Roads.
It's also a record time for speeding tickets and other citations. For
instance, police ...